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New Jersey Cemetery Board


(973) 504-6553
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response. Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage. 

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Quin Archer
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45036
Newark, New Jersey 07101


Covid 19 Advisory for
New Jersey Cemeteries and Mortuaries

On June 4, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 244 ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in New Jersey. Many of the Governor’s executive orders that relied on the existence of the Public Health Emergency expired as of July 4, 2021; however, certain executive orders remain in effect until January 1, 2022, and administrative directives, orders, and waivers remain effective until January 11, 2022, unless further extended.

The State of Emergency declared in March 2020 remains in effect to continue the State’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Division of Consumer Affairs greatly appreciates the dedication and professionalism demonstrated by licensees during the unprecedented increase in the demand for funeral and final disposition services in the State.

Please find revised joint guidance from the Mortuary Science and Cemetery Boards to licensees of both Boards regarding revisions to the Directive and other applicable regulatory changes.

The Cemetery Board licenses and regulates cemetery companies that are not considered religious corporations.

The purpose of the Board is to protect the welfare of the people of New Jersey. The Board accomplishes this by administering the provisions of the laws which deal with cemetery rules and regulations, the sale of lots, cemetery care, billing disputes, charges for services, and management of trusts and endowment funds. It is also responsible for licensing cemetery sales personnel and issuing certificates of authority, which are required to operate a cemetery company.

One of the most important missions of the Board is to ensure that the millions of dollars contained in cemetery Maintenance and Preservation Trust Funds are properly supervised. 

Last Modified: 10/19/2021 5:54 AM